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Van Cortlandt Lake


This 18-acre lake—the largest freshwater lake in the City—is known for its high density of yellow perch, as well as eight other species of fish, including largemouth bass, common carp and brown bullhead. The lake is surrounded by a variety of habitats, including grassy flats and rocky wooded areas, making it not just a great seasonal fishing area but also a prime spot to explore the local ecology.

Bailey Ave. and Van Cortlandt Park South
Bronx, NY 10471
  Hours: Dawn–dusk, daily


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